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TriTower Rock Climbing
|GPS:||32.429, -110.735 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||JoeS on Jun 14, 2017|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
I found this crag while scouting for rock a few years ago. The location was pretty remote with a beautiful view of the San Pedro River Valley and there was no evidence of anyone having been there before. I talked Joe Kreidel into taking a look at the crag, but we never got back before he moved to San Antonio. Fortunately for me, in November of last year, I was able to convince John Baker to take a look and we top roped a couple of routes on the east side. This convinced us that it would be worth developing the crag. Josie Wodraska soon joined in on the crag development. There are now 12 routes from 5.10- to 5.12 with the possibility for a few more. The area is comprised of three main towers with routes facing to the east, north, and west. The base is still a little unstable, especially on the west side. As such, a couple of the routes have keeper bolts to protect the climbers. All the routes were covered in lichen, and even after much cleaning, would benefit from a little more brushing. The elevation is about 7,200’, so even when chasing shade it might feel warm when the temps in town pass 100 (unless it’s windy).
Park at the upper Butterfly trailhead. After hiking on the Butterfly trail for about 10 minutes one can notice a faint climber trail on your left that leads down to a small crag with 2 or 3 routes (the top of this crag can be seen through the bush about 100 feet off the trail). Hike another approximately 500 feet on the Butterfly trail and you will find another climber trail on your left that starts by a large tree with a notch about 3 feet off the ground and leads down to the Tri-tower. Follow the climber trail switch-backs down to the south end of the crag. In total the trail descends about 500’ from the parking lot to the crag (about half the descent on the Butterfly trail and the other half on the climber’s trail). Car to crag is about 30 minutes in and about 35 minutes out.
Classic Climbing Routes at TriTower
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